Nigerians in UK protest in London, urge Buhari to resume or resign
The members of Concerned Nigerians (CN) in United Kingdom have begun a sit-in outside Abuja House in London where President Muhammadu Buhari’s London is recuperating. The protesters are demanding that the president return home to Nigeria or resign immediately due to an undisclosed ailment that has kept him out of office for more than 100 days.
The protest began hours after the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God 9RCCG) worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, left the Abuja House where he had gone to visit and pray for the ailing President.
The protesters had earlier in the day circulated their intent via social media. They claimed to have obtained police permit from the UK police authorities to give legitimacy to the gathering as well as guarantee their security. By press time Friday evening, the protest has swung into full gear with more and more people arriving for the all-night vigil right in front of Abuja House . They bore banners and placards.
The banners have words like: “Protect lives, not cows. “Buhari, go back home. “Resume or Resign, Nigerians say enough is enough.” Some of the protesters could be heard singing solidarity songs and demanding that the president returns home to Nigeria immediately.
The protesters compared President Buhari’s health condition to that of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua and reminded him of how he (Buhari) demanded that Yar’adua be impeached when he was on a sick bed. The protesters planned to stay outside the building till the morning of Saturday, August 19.